• Innovator Series: Anxiety and our Youth

    Powhatan School is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan Dalton will be on campus on Wednesday, March 6 to speak with families and students on the topic of anxiety in schools.  This continues Innovator’s Series in which topical speakers in education come to campus to address our community, faculty, and…

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  • 2019 K2M STEM Summit – Smallpox Smashers

    Powhatan School sent a team to compete in the annual K2M STEM Summit at Foxcroft School (Middleburg, VA) over the weekend. Pandemic Teams rotated through stations of stimulating challenges and engaged in an imaginative daylong theme — Pandemic — developed by Foxcroft’s STEM faculty and organizers. Using an app and…

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  • Rolling Admissions

    Powhatan moves to rolling admissions after the January 31st priority deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline are processed in the order that they are received…

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  • Merge Cubes & Augmented Reality (AR)

    “When I first brought Merge Cubes and the idea of Augmented Reality (AR) to Powhatan, it initially was going to work really well with the older students in third grade and above,” says Mrs. Miller, the educational technology teacher. “They have the ability to maneuver the Merge Cube and an…

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  • Cross-Curricular Experience: Chinese New Year

    The First Grade social studies curriculum explores two countries that play an important role in the lives of modern-day Americans: Mexico, our neighbor to the South; and China, the most populous country with a rapidly growing economy. Students revisit an earlier taught geography unit as they learn about the geographic…

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  • Author Study: Building Confidence Through Public Speaking

    Pick up any five business magazines at the airport and look for an article touting the “Top 10 skills leaders need in the 21st Century.” Better yet, just google the title and you’ll find thousands of articles. Click on one. Look down the list of each. I can bet you…

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  • Makerspace & Mountains

    Second grade students concluded their social studies unit on geography this week with a special maker space project. After learning about landforms and water formations, students worked in teams to build models representing the shapes and structures of those formations. Each team was assigned three different formations and had to…

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  • Bon appétit

    The seventh grade French class went on a field trip to a local French restaurant “L’Auberge Provençale” last Thursday. This field trip was the culmination of their study of dining out and food…

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  • Award Winning Visiting Author: Charles R. Smith, Jr.

    (photo credit: Ms. Barr) American poet, Charles R. Smith, Jr. visited the Powhatan campus Wednesday, January 23rd to speak with Powhatan students in grades 4-8. Mr. Smith is an illustrator/writer who has been awarded the Coretta Scott King Award for illustrations in his book My People and his book If was selected as…

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  • Guest Professionals connect what we learn in the classroom with the Real World

    Throughout our curriculum at Powhatan, teachers often bring in experts in various fields to spark enthusiasm, inspire students to think beyond the classroom, and show that we truly do learn not for school, but for life. Real World Fifth graders are studying electricity in science class. They have been building…

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  • A Controlled Burn: Wildflower Meadow

    In early December Powhatan School received a visit from the Virginia Department of Forestry to conduct what is known as a Controlled Burn…

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  • Now Enrolling for Fall 2019: Your Guide to the Admissions Process

    Mrs. Hobbs took this photo on the Chesapeake Bay field trip. The school search process starts well before applying to any independent school.  As you begin the search to find the best school for your children, you will find various schools designed to meet different needs. After visiting, researching and…

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